O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Paul J. Bednarek

Mr. Paul J. Bednarek, 83, formerly of Eagle Street, Salamanca, NY died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Absolut of Salamanca.

Born May 29, 1936 in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Bednarek. He was married on October 13, 1973 in Holy Cross Church to Virginia "Gina" Bruno, who predeceased him on November 26, 2005.

He served in the United States Army as an Infantryman at Fort Knox and Fort Dixon, New Jersey.

He was employed for 26 years prior to his retirement at the former Salamanca District Hospital. He had previously been employed with Jamestown Table Top, Sunoco Gas Station in Salamanca, and the B&O Railroad as a telegraph operator.

Mr. Bednarek was a member of the Holy Cross Church, Holy Cross Athletic Club, and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1002. He enjoyed NFL Football, NASCAR, and Sabres Hockey.

Surviving are: a stepdaughter, Debra (John) Sischo, Salamanca, NY; two step grandchildren, Shannon Sischo, Andrea Sischo; a step great granddaughter, Jadyn Nevins; a sister, Patricia (LeRoy) Fischer, Highland, CA.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home on Thursday, January 16th from 4 – 7pm.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11am with Deacon Michael Anderson, of Our Lady of Peace Parish, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the ASPCA, 2944 NY-16, Olean, NY 14760.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.